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All About Attentio... wait what's that?

So now that I got the joke out of the way, what is attention? Are there different types? It just so happens there are different types of attention. Top-down attention relates to how one (you) focus. It is what your brain in wanting to pay attention to. Opposite of this is bottom-up attention...

Is Our Attention Span Going Out the Window?

How we read is fundamentally changing as the Web grows larger and larger everyday. We get distra… is that another cool article? I’ll be bac…. yes, found another one. Wait, what was I talking about...

Collaboration and Communication (TECH 621)

Last week, we examine the idea of collaboration and communication relative to the social media world. In class we were divided up into two different groups, one representing social software and...

Information Architecture/Organization (CGT 512)

Today, information can be organized in any way imaginable. Which do you choose? Well there are various ways to organize your information when it comes to websites. We’ll call this a sites information architecture. This posts relates/builds off of a post I wrote last week for my Social Internet class...

Tagging and Information Organization (TECH 621)

I initially looked at what we were supposed to read for this week and thought, “there is no way I’m reading every word of this!” But then I started reading the intro and chapter 1 of Everything is Miscellaneous by David Weinberger and realized, shit, this is an awesome new way of looking at things...

Requirements to Design: Prototyping (CGT 512)

Last week in our class, we focuses on exactly what this chapter talks about; going from interviews/data collection to actual design. While this chapter highlights all of the things we talked about, I ended up learning a little more which will be useful in our upcoming assignment...

TECH 621 - Reading Reflection - Week 9

Self-organizing is becoming huge these days, just look at Occupy Wall Street. These articles present ideas in which self-organization has been accomplished and what it took to accomplish it. Below I wrote my reflection pertaining to these articles, instead of a summary which I used to do. Hopefully it's a little better than the past posts...

CGT 512 – Reading Reflection – Week 9

This week's reading reflection is going to be a little different. I have been just reading the articles and summarizing them, but at the request of my teacher, I will try to reflect more on them. So here it goes. This chapter of Cooper goes very in-depth on modeling users through the use of personas and goals...

TECH 621 - Reading Reflection - Week 7

The Strength of Weak Ties: A Network Theory Revisited. The relationships you have can be classified based on your interaction. People we know very well, our close friends or family, are said to be strong ties. Conversely, acquaintances of ours are said to be...

CGT 512 - Reading Reflection - Week 7

Designing Web Sites That Work: Usability for the Web. This article stresses persuasive usability - integrating usability into everything we do. The authors contend, and rightfully so, that usability should not be an add-on, it should be thought out from the beginning...

Managing Your Online Identity

In this day and age, with everyone on social networks utilizing social media, what are you portraying to your audience? Do you like to party? Are you interested in certain topics? What have you been doing for the past few months? All these questions become easy to answer...

CGT 512 - Reading Relection - Week 4

Cooper idenitifies three models in this reading. They include the implementation, mental, and represented models. The represented model is for the designer though. The represented model is where the designer chooses how to represent the working program. This needs to match the mental model the users have. This makes a lot of sense. When would a designer not want to...

CGT 512 - Reading Reflection - Week 3

The warm up readings helped to describe more to me what visual perception is. I liked the first article as it related a lot of it’s ideas to categorization. The second article went into the debate of top-down processing and bottom-up processing...

TECH 621 - Reading Reflection - Week 2

This article is written by Tim O’Reilly, one of the most foremost experts about the web. The whole goal is to differentiate Web 2.0 from Web 1.0. They have a cool little list that I will display below, which shows what turned into what when Web 2.0 took over. It’s kind of cool for me to see what took what’s place....

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